DIY Alberta Ferretti Party Shoes

November 21, 2013 12:19 pm

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When I spotted the beautiful heels at Alberta Ferretti’s spring 2014 runway show my heart skipped a beat!

Not only are they seriously perfect for holiday parties, but they are soooo easy to DIY!
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I found these black heels in the wardrobe room at work, and spent about $5 on satin ribbon. Easy.

Tools needed:

a pair of black heels  /  approx 3 meters of black satin ribbon  / scissors  / glue
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Step one – Cut the ribbon in half.
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Step 2 – In the exact middle of each piece dab some hot glue / super glue.

Step 3 – Quickly attach the glued section to the base of the heel. Hold for a few seconds to let the glue dry.4 2

Step 4 – Put your shoe on and tie up the ribbon. Start by criss-crossing the two pieces of ribbon around the front of your ankle. Wrap the ribbons around once and tie a bow on the outer side of your ankle. Satin ribbon is slippery, so make sure to wrap tightly and tie a tight bow.  Trim excess ribbon.

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Step 5 – Party shoes2 2

I love this DIY so much, it took me about 5 minutes / 5 dollars and looks so sleek! The great part is that when you are sick of the ribbon just pull it of the shoe and you have a classic heel again.

If you are watching your money this holiday season, this is such a great way to transform what you already own. I am FOR SURE doing this to my red heels as well.
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IMG_2697 2What do you guys think, are you going to try this yourself?

As always, I love hearing from people who have questions about the DIY or have tried it and love it!




  • Amazing DIY. Makes me wish that I have a wardrobe room at work too.

  • These shoes are stunning and made my outfit last week. Thank you for adding your creative touch and genius. You made not so wearable shoes into dance all night shoes. xo

  • Such a simple yet lovely idea! 🙂

  • Amber

    Just got the stuff to make these and am so excited! What width was the ribbon you used? Thank you 🙂

    • Alana

      Yay Amber!! I’m so excited for you! I loved wearing these shoes! I think my ribbon width was just under an inch, I didn’t want it too thin or too thick. But just use the width that looks right to you, and if you change your mind, it’s an easy fix to use a different ribbon 🙂 Let me know how they turn out!!!
      xo Alana

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